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ETHEL Augment the Classical-Music Repertoire With ... Everything Else 

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“We have some secret weapons. I’m not telling you what they are,” says Ralph Farris, cofounder of and violist in the groundbreaking string quartet ETHEL.

Those weapons are of the musical variety, though, which is good news for attendees of the group’s upcoming performance for the Lane Series at the University of Vermont’s Recital Hall.

ETHEL shatter every preconception of what a string quartet can be. To pigeonhole the group as “classical music” would be to miss the point. Farris’ colleagues are cofounder Dorothy Laws